NOTE: 9 or more guests qualifies as a group booking, change the number of guests to return to normal search.
Enquire Now HostelBookers Logo Group of 15 or more?

Our sister site HostelBookers can create a tailor-made booking plan for your large travel group.

Hostel Kyotokko (ex Kyoto Cheapest Inn) Reviews

783 Sabamatsu-cho, Marutamachi-dori Matsuyacyo Nis, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Reviews & Ratings Explained


511 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Sleeping in the 20 Bed dorm wasn't really worth the price. The place is accessible by bus from the station, maybe a 5-10 minute walk which was ok. I arrived and headed straight out so didn't really spend too much time there.


I stayed there because I had no other choice : avoid as well if you can. It is a hostel that is definitely the worst in all the ones I've done in Japan. There are no lockers, dorms are 20 people on each floor, with difficulty to access plugs, WiFi is intermittent, and only 2 showers for the whole building... I think the wait made some of the clients skip showers from the smell that was in the room. Not recommended


Not enough showers for the amount of people in the hostel. Breakfast was good though!


If you're able to stay elsewhere - do so! Best thing to say would be the staff was ok. 1 of 2 computers was nearly broken, wifi didn't work and no one fixed it after several requests from different guests, 3 medium clean showers for alot of people, mixed dorm had even more (metal framed military style) beds then in the description and no recognisable AC. Ultimately it felt like this hostel is build for profit not for having a good time & interest for people. Breakfast was ok btw ;-)


We stayed in a private suite with an ensure bathroom. Room was spacious and clean. Bathroom was a little small, and the tap leaked leaving the bathroom floor to be wet at all times. No fan in the bathroom so the bathroom was constantly moist. We had a nice stay here otherwise. Free breakfast in the morning was a bonus even though it was just coffee, tea and toast. Would stay here again

  • 21st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


super old, dirty, really bad facilities (3 showers for 40 people, no real sinks for brushing your teeth). rooms looked like former industrial storage rooms. worst hostel I've stayed so far!


A really good hostel, I have just good things to say about it!! I depply recommend it!


The room was like a dirty gym locker room. Beds were thin, hard and overall just horrible. Location is a fair walk from the subway line. If you can, stay elsewhere, this place is a last resort.


Everything was fantastic and convenient, there was free complimentary breakfast which was a nice bonus and the staff were helpful and friendly. If I were to nitpick, the showers could have been cleaner (floor and drain) though I can't complain for the very cheap price.

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Enjoyed our stay here. Friendly and helpful staff made reservations for us over the phone when needed.

The reviews below do not count toward the property's recent rating.
Hide older reviews

Cheap hostel in an ideal location! Staff were friendly.


I've read quite a lot of negative reviews about Kyotokko bit for me I found it to be a great little hostel.I have stayed in over thirty hostels a over S.E.Asia and if ths wa in Thailand or Vietnam it would def be getting better reviews. The family who run it are pleasant and polite, the dorms are clean and have good wifi and the beds have curtains which you don't get in S.E. Asia. The shower cubicles are small but they have big clothes boxes in them which I think may be removed making more space


The toilet and the room were quite dirty.


This place promises cheap bed and that it delivers on. The dorm is basic (and huge- can get loud in the night but of course that depends on the guests, not the hostel), there are lockers and a small yet useful kitchen, the internet is good and there is bicycle rental. The staff is relatively helpful and the place is clean. In all, wouldn't come here for the great vibes or the coziness but if you need a relatively cheaper stay in Kyoto it's not a bad option.


Perhaps I was just unlucky, but my experience was poor because of the behaviour of the other guests. A large drunken group came in shouting at midnight one night; someone was watching TV on his iPad at 7 AM one morning; and people talked late into the night, perhaps in the belief that the curtains around the bed silenced their whispers. The 'helpers' living there not only did nothing about this, but might have been the perpetrators in the case of the TV.

  • 17th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I have never had such a bad experience in a hostel in Japan. Staff = unfriendly and unhelpful (didn't even try to give a hand with heavy luggage or offered to take elevator). They charge you almost for everything something extra (lockers in the room you have to pay each time). The facilities were too few and too small to properly chang or take a shower. All in all a very dre3adful experience and NOT worth the money you pay, at all.


Cheap place and it's about a 15 min walk to the JR line. Not bad for one night.


* The free breakfast is nice, however you have to be quite fast to get coffee. * There are two computers one can use, however it would have helped a lot, if the WiFi had been working!


The view from the rooftop is pretty awesome, so is the hostel's proximity to Nijo Castle. It was not so social, as the other guests mostly kept to themselves, and the common area is not so conducive to socializing.


Very nice people, very nice atmosphere, but location - very far from station, needed to walk pretty long way. There were problems with internet connection at the first night, what made a pretty big fuss between people. But next night was ok.

« first « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
(438 results)

View all Kyoto Hostels

Please give us your feedback